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Melrose High School MCAS Presentation. October 22, 2013. Melrose High ELA MCAS Summary. 95% Prof. & Adv. – up from 94 % in 2012 & 89% in 2011 79% Prof. & Adv. With High Needs – down from 82 % in 2012 & up from 69% in 2011 CPI is 98.3 – 2017 target is 98.1 SGP of 61.0

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Melrose high school mcas presentation

Melrose High SchoolMCAS Presentation

October 22, 2013


Melrose high ela mcas summary
Melrose High ELA MCAS Summary

  • 95% Prof. & Adv. – up from 94 % in 2012 & 89% in 2011

  • 79% Prof. & Adv. With High Needs – down from 82 % in 2012 & up from 69% in 2011

  • CPI is 98.3 – 2017 target is 98.1

  • SGP of 61.0

    • 73% of students with mod. or higher growth

    • 62% of High Needs students with mod. or higher growth


Key points affecting instruction and curriculum
Key Points Affecting Instruction and Curriculum

  • Continue work on improving open response

  • Focus on identifying main and supporting details in reading

  • Continue to expand non-fiction reading opportunities


Ela scores by grade melrose high
ELA Scores by GradeMelrose High


Ela improvement action steps melrose high
ELA Improvement Action Steps Melrose High

  • Fully implement writing curriculum units aligned to MA Curriculum Frameworks for grades 9-10.

  • Implement tiered systems of supports using literacy data. Implement best practices to support student needs as identified by assessments.

  • Focus on the identification of main and supporting ideas in all reading and writing tasks, using two column note format across all disciplines.

  • Employ open response questions across all content areas to provide further practice on this writing skill.

  • Use dialectical journals in ELA with narrative and informational texts to increase student/text engagement.

  • Increase amount of notification text read in ELA classes.


Melrose high math mcas summary
Melrose High Math MCAS Summary

  • 88% Prof. & Adv. – up from 83 % in 2012 & 79% in 2011

  • 68% Prof. & Adv. With High Needs – up from 53% in 2012 & 46% in 2011

  • CPI is 94.1 – 2017 target is 96.0

  • SGP of 48.0

    • 59% of students with mod. or higher growth

    • 46% of High Needs students with mod. or higher growth


Key points affecting instruction and curriculum1
Key Points Affecting Instruction and Curriculum

  • Continue aligning the curriculum to the MA 2011 Frameworks

  • Continue to provide students with practice on short answer and open response problems

  • Create rigorous common assessments that evaluate students procedural, conceptual and application skills



Math improvement action steps melrose high
Math Improvement Action Steps Melrose High

  • Implement Pearson Common Core textbook series aligned to new Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Provide professional development and support implementation of the program

  • Use the digital resources from the new textbooks to support learning in school and at home.

  • Analyze the MCAS data as a department to identify areas of strength and weakness to inform curriculum and instruction.

  • Explicitly teach students strategies to answer open response questions including DICE method of problem solving.

  • Vertically align the Statistics and Probability Domain in grades 6 – 12.


Melrose high science mcas summary
Melrose High Science MCAS Summary

  • 64% Prof. & Adv. – down from 65 % in 2012 & up from 62% in 2011

  • 42% Prof. & Adv. With High Needs – up from 36 % in 2012 & 24% in 2011

  • CPI is 86.6 – 2017 target is 92.4


Key points affecting instruction and curriculum2
Key Points Affecting Instruction and Curriculum

  • In Biology, students performed better on Cell Biology, Ecology and Genetics as compared to Chemistry of Life and Evolution/Biodiversity

  • Continued work is needed in the area of open response items particularly among High Needs students


Science scores melrose high
Science Scores Melrose High


Science improvement action steps melrose high
Science Improvement Action Steps Melrose High

  • Biology teachers will continue to meet in data teams to analyze MCAS data as well as common assessments with the goal of adjusting curriculum and instruction in response to student needs.

  • Provide direct instruction to students in identifying key ideas and supporting details from text and responding to written prompts that are content-specific.

  • Encourage the use of strategies that reinforce the acquisition of content-specific vocabulary.


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